Leeds United are reportedly lining-up a new contract for current top-scorer, Patrick Bamford according to The Sun.
The 27-year-old has 10 Premier League goals to his name so far (05/01/21) and just 18-months remaining on his deal. Since signing for Leeds in 2017, Bamford has come under heavy criticism for his lack of goals and poor finishing. However, he has started brilliantly in The Premier League as he has scored 10 goals and assisted two from 17 starts so far.
"If I hadn't had one step forward, two steps back, I wouldn't have ended up uniting with Marcelo."— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 2, 2021
"He's kind of changed me."
Patrick Bamford is loving life at Leeds under Bielsa ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/ELsW1x7rZm
Now, Bamford is due his first contract renewal since signing from Middlesbrough for £7 million in the summer of 2017, and it’s been a tough ride between then and now for Bamford.
Bamford was signed as the club’s most expensive signing since Robbie Fowler, and was tasked with leading the line to The Premier League. He scored on his debut in the cup against Bolton Wanderers before picking-up a serious knee injury during an under-23s match.
During his cameos in the 17/18 season he showed his capability of scoring goals but struggled to fit with the style, owing to his lack of a pre-season and time to adapt.
So pleased for Patrick Bamford - showing exactly what he can do.— Joel Goldman (@mightyscoop) December 28, 2020
His conversion rate will never be the best, but his hold up play and all-round game, added to important goals, make him a player who’ll go down in history for #lufc pic.twitter.com/yVAEtn0xUx
Last season was the season we had been waiting for, with Patrick Bamford leading the line all the way to the Championship Trophy lift. He scored 16 goals and missed the most ‘big chances’ in the league, which prompted news outlets to question whether Bamford was good enough for The Premier League.
Marcelo Bielsa has kept his belief in Bamford and has been rewarded with 10 goals and two assists so far this season, and Bamford could be rewarded himself as a new deal could be on the way.